The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 522 291 400
Rank change year-on-year
-231 +109
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 99 402 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.89% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 3.53% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 99 402 265
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11804 11394 12879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.87% 25.35% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9411 9292 11103
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,052
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 10 £42,500 - 1
City of London -17 6 £46,250 -22.91%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 390 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 362 (92.82%) .NET
3 361 (92.56%) C#
4 342 (87.69%) SQL Server
5 336 (86.15%) MCAD
6 313 (80.26%) ASP.NET
7 311 (79.74%) MCP
8 306 (78.46%) MCTS
9 301 (77.18%) MVC
10 290 (74.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 289 (74.10%) TDD
12 262 (67.18%) WCF
13 245 (62.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 231 (59.23%) Web Application Development
15 221 (56.67%) WPF
16 216 (55.38%) NUnit
17 215 (55.13%) NHibernate
17 215 (55.13%) Rhino Mocks
18 213 (54.62%) SQL Server 2012
19 212 (54.36%) Scrum
20 173 (44.36%) Razor View Engine
21 158 (40.51%) Microsoft
22 145 (37.18%) JavaScript
23 144 (36.92%) BDD
24 135 (34.62%) HTML
25 133 (34.10%) .NET Framework
26 129 (33.08%) LINQ
27 128 (32.82%) Finance
28 124 (31.79%) CSS
28 124 (31.79%) Castle Windsor

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 76 (19.49%) SharePoint
2 65 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 61 (15.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 32 (8.21%) Node.js
5 15 (3.85%) IIS
6 13 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.28%) WorkSite
8 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
9 1 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.54%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Pivotal CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.08%) Office 365
2 4 (1.03%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.72%) Internet
2 16 (4.10%) Broadband
3 1 (0.26%) SMTP
3 1 (0.26%) FTP
3 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (87.69%) SQL Server
2 213 (54.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (4.10%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.26%) Ingres
10 1 (0.26%) Informix
10 1 (0.26%) DB2
10 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 216 (55.38%) NUnit
2 215 (55.13%) Rhino Mocks
3 123 (31.54%) Moq
4 110 (28.21%) Subversion
5 32 (8.21%) MSTest
6 24 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (5.64%) Git (software)
8 16 (4.10%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.03%) Selenium
10 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.26%) WATIR
General
1 128 (32.82%) Finance
2 103 (26.41%) Games
3 90 (23.08%) Banking
4 32 (8.21%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 16 (4.10%) Advertising
6 16 (4.10%) Music Industry
6 16 (4.10%) Retail
7 15 (3.85%) Law
8 14 (3.59%) Marketing
9 9 (2.31%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 338 (86.67%) Developer
2 252 (64.62%) .NET Developer
3 130 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 101 (25.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 73 (18.72%) ASP.NET Developer
6 67 (17.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 48 (12.31%) Agile .NET Developer
8 44 (11.28%) Graduate
9 42 (10.77%) Junior
9 42 (10.77%) Junior Developer
9 42 (10.77%) Junior .NET Developer
10 32 (8.21%) Agile C# Developer
11 20 (5.13%) Analyst
12 16 (4.10%) WinForms Developer
12 16 (4.10%) Graduate Developer
12 16 (4.10%) Graduate .NET Developer
13 14 (3.59%) Consultant
13 14 (3.59%) Analyst Programmer
13 14 (3.59%) Programmer
14 12 (3.08%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 362 (92.82%) .NET
2 313 (80.26%) ASP.NET
3 290 (74.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 262 (67.18%) WCF
5 245 (62.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 221 (56.67%) WPF
7 215 (55.13%) NHibernate
8 173 (44.36%) Razor View Engine
9 135 (34.62%) HTML
10 133 (34.10%) .NET Framework
11 129 (33.08%) LINQ
12 124 (31.79%) CSS
12 124 (31.79%) Castle Windsor
13 118 (30.26%) Ajax
14 104 (26.67%) HTML5
15 93 (23.85%) Silverlight
15 93 (23.85%) WinForms
16 92 (23.59%) MonoRail
17 57 (14.62%) XML
18 48 (12.31%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.59%) Client/Server
2 48 (12.31%) Tandem
2 48 (12.31%) Computer Science
3 44 (11.28%) Inversion of Control
4 35 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (4.36%) Social Network
5 17 (4.36%) Mobile App
6 16 (4.10%) iPhone
7 6 (1.54%) Equities
8 2 (0.51%) DTV
8 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.26%) Derivative
9 1 (0.26%) Open Source
9 1 (0.26%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.26%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.26%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 113 (28.97%) Windows
2 17 (4.36%) Android
3 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.26%) Linux
4 1 (0.26%) UNIX
4 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (77.18%) MVC
2 289 (74.10%) TDD
3 231 (59.23%) Web Application Development
4 212 (54.36%) Scrum
5 144 (36.92%) BDD
6 123 (31.54%) Kanban
7 111 (28.46%) OO
8 63 (16.15%) Dependency Injection
9 44 (11.28%) MVVM
10 38 (9.74%) OOD
10 38 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (8.46%) OOP
11 33 (8.46%) OOA/OOD
12 32 (8.21%) Domain-Driven Design
13 28 (7.18%) Asset Management
14 26 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (4.62%) E-Commerce
15 18 (4.62%) Multithreading
16 16 (4.10%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 361 (92.56%) C#
2 145 (37.18%) JavaScript
3 84 (21.54%) SQL
4 69 (17.69%) T-SQL
5 55 (14.10%) VB.NET
6 36 (9.23%) VB
7 18 (4.62%) C++
8 17 (4.36%) Ruby
9 6 (1.54%) VBA
10 5 (1.28%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.77%) VBScript
12 2 (0.51%) Java
13 1 (0.26%) Ada
13 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 390 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 336 (86.15%) MCAD
3 311 (79.74%) MCP
4 306 (78.46%) MCTS
5 105 (26.92%) Degree
6 22 (5.64%) MCPD
7 9 (2.31%) MCDBA
8 5 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.03%) MCSE
10 2 (0.51%) MCITP
10 2 (0.51%) CISA
10 2 (0.51%) MCSA
11 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.08%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) Section 508
Vendors
1 158 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.10%) Facebook
2 16 (4.10%) Google
3 3 (0.77%) Interwoven
4 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle
5 1 (0.26%) Siebel
5 1 (0.26%) Sybase
5 1 (0.26%) SAP
5 1 (0.26%) Telerik
5 1 (0.26%) Infor
5 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.26%) CyberSource
5 1 (0.26%) LexisNexis
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